from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as buck-fever.
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Could it be true that I had an attack of "buck-ague"?
Would you get buck-ague in a pinch and quit me if it came to a show-down?
Me, I've had buck-ague for most three hours expecting that doggoned holdup to blow the roof of my head off.
But it is not the startling discoveries of these doctors, not the sophomoric essays of new-fledged Hippocrati now struggling manfully with buck-ague, snake bite and new babies at Nassawadox, Jones 'Switch and elsewhere that constitute the chief charm of Jay Jay's versatile journal.
But I had created such a scene over my affair that the others were so scared that they were having a regular buck-ague, and some of them had even staggered out of their tracks.
Uncle Kit had told me about the "buck-ague" and I knew I had it when I tried to draw a bead on that big gobbler.